Our Beauty Editor’s Favorite Party Makeup Picks

Our Beauty Editor's Favorite Party Makeup

The holiday season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for festive celebrations, lots of traveling, dressing up and adding a little more sparkle to our normal beauty routines. Here are the products that I will be using to help take me from work to play and get me into the spirit!

Battington Lashes

What better way to add some high impact glamour to your look than donning a set of lush, gorgeous lashes? I have been using and loving all the styles from Battington. Made from 100% handmade silk, these lashes are lightweight, hold their curl, and are animal cruelty free. Each pair can be worn up to 25 times and they come in a chic magnetic box for safekeeping in between wears.

Bonus: Battington donates 2% of each sale to the Global Fund for Women. There is a special Surpr-Eyes & Delight gift set available now (includes three different lash styles) that is guaranteed to have you winking your way through all your festivities!

Say Hello To Sexy Legs Tinted Glow Gel

I am someone who loves the look of bare legs with a cocktail dress, but I also have very blotchy skin, spider veins and some cellulite. Nobody’s perfect! I started using the Say Hello Tinted Glow Gel on my clients when they were walking the red carpet and was blown away by how amazing their legs looked so I got a tube for myself!

This easy-to-blend gel moisturizes and softens skin, imparts a natural bronze glow and helps to cover imperfections and even out your skin’s texture and tone. And once it dries, it doesn’t transfer and can be washed off with soap and water. It doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates or mineral oil. It is simply the best way to dress up your legs without pantyhose!

RMS Living Luminizer

All the late nights, overindulgence and cold weather can leave your complexion seriously lackluster. Besides following a good skin care regimen and drinking lots of water, I recommend adding the RMS Living Luminizer to your repertoire. Patting a tiny amount of this all natural little miracle worker onto the inner corners and lids of your eyes, cheeks and bow of your lips will add a luminosity that you’ve never before experienced!

This ultra sheer formula will breathe vibrant new life into your skin and give you a beautiful, natural glow. It is the perfect finishing touch for a fresh faced holiday makeup look!

Sweat Cosmetics Mineral Powder

When it comes to makeup, convenience is key. I look for simplicity and products that can take me from day to night easily. Sweat Cosmetics is a new company founded by female athletes who wanted high-performing protective makeup that was a breeze to use. They have created lightweight, water and sweat-resistant mineral powders with SPF 30 and skin-friendly ingredients delivered in a refillable, washable, twist brush!

No need for a separate compact or messy loose powder — just toss this all-in-one ingenious refillable cartridge into your evening clutch or travel bag for quick touch ups on the go. Natural, hypoallergenic and cruelty-free, you can choose from their universal Translucent formula, five shades of their Mineral Foundation and gorgeous Illuminator and Bronzer options.

Axiology Organic Lipstick

Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for statement lips. Personally, I gravitate toward vibrant reds but I enjoy seeing a bold splash of any color on everyone! Axiology Beauty is a rare combination of luxury and purity. Their lipsticks are completely organic and vegan, beautifully encased in stunning gold tubes, and packaged in boxes sourced from a women-owned recycled paper boutique in Bali.

All of their colors are stunning and highly pigmented (my personal go-to is Worth, a vibrant warm russet shade) and chock-full of beneficial and nourishing ingredients. One of my favorite things about their lipsticks is the effervescent scent of the essential orange oil present in their formulation. If you really want to turn heads at your holiday parties, go for their blue (Phenomenon), black pearl (Existential) and purple colors (Desire)!

Illustration by Francesca Giaimo

Francesca is a professional makeup artist and the Beauty Editor of Darling Magazine. She finds joy in helping her clients feel beautiful through her natural and un-intimidating approach to makeup along with her wacky and dry sense of humor. When she's not on set, Francesca likes hanging out in her very small bungalow apartment with her very tall husband and very sweet French bulldog.

2 COMMENTS
  • Kate November 22, 2016

    Your link for sweat cosmetics is broken! It should be https://sweatcosmetics.com

    Just a friendly heads up! Love the products on this list!

    • Darling Magazine November 22, 2016

      Thanks, Kate! We got it changed 🙂

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